Greensboro Montessori School CASA
The GMS CASA program is a three star licensed childcare program, licensed by the state of North Carolina Division of Child Development. CASA provides before and after school care for children enrolled in the School. The CASA program is designed to accommodate parents’ busy schedules and provides an extension of the Montessori classroom philosophy in a safe and enriching environment. All children, ages 18 months and older, are eligible for CASA on days in which they are enrolled in regular classes. Children may register on a permanent contracted basis or use drop-in services when space is available.
Early Bird CASA
Early Bird is available from 7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. prior to the beginning of each school day. See registration form for fees.
After School CASA
After school CASA is available as an extension of all Montessori programs beginning at 3:00 p.m. and ending at 6:00 p.m. All children are divided into age groups and each teacher will provide structured, enriching, and age-appropriate activities that children enjoy. Upon dismissal, children must be signed out by either a parent or person(s) authorized on the student emergency/transportation form. If an additional person needs to pick up a child, a written permission to pick up must be submitted by the parent. It can be emailed to the school at firstname.lastname@example.org or faxed to 665-9531, attention: CASA Director.
Young children who stay after lunch will take a nap. After lunch, children will rest on mats provided by the School. If your child prefers a blanket for napping, you may bring one from home. During naptime, teachers will provide a peaceful environment for the children. Children are not required to go to sleep, but they must lie quietly on mats during the rest period. We request that children not be picked up early from the napping rooms so as not to disturb other children. Children are awakened from their naps between 2:00 and 2:30 pm. Children 4 years or older, will be grouped with other all-day students,a teacher from their morning classroom and one other teacher until 3:00 each day. They will be given time to have a rest on a mat, use Montessori materials, spend time outside, and develop other skills.
CASA fees for permanently enrolled children are based on actual school calendar days. Payment for CASA services may be made on a monthly basis, over 9 months, or one-time. If monthly payments are selected, payments are due on the 1st of every month beginning September 1 and ending May 1. A one-time payment is due on or before September 1. A late charge of $20.00 will be assessed for all payments received after the 10th of the month.
CASA registration forms are accepted on a first come, first served basis. Please fill out the Registration Form and return it to GMS as soon as possible.
As a convenience to parents, the school provides snack for all the CASA students.
Drop-in CASA may be available at the rate of $10 per hour for regular school days and $50 per day for All-day and Half-day CASA on all teacher workdays, conference days and certain school holidays as noted on the school's academic calendar. Reservations must be made in advance by telephone, email or in person at the front desk, subject to availability. Drop-in students will not participate in weekly enrichment classes. No permanent Drop-In reservations will be accepted. Any care needed on a regular basis must be contracted for one, three or five days per week.
Payment must be made by check for Drop-In CASA at the time service is rendered. Cancellation of Drop-In reservations must be made in person or by phone. Reservations will be billed if cancellation notice is not given in advance.
CASA registration may be cancelled or changed by submitting a written request to the office and related rate changes will be effective the first day of the following month.
Special CASA Days: School Closed – CASA Open
On days when the School is closed and CASA is open (teacher workdays, parent-teacher conference days) parents may sign up their children for CASA on a drop-in basis. Children must be pre-registered for those days so the School can provide appropriate childcare staff. To pre-register a child for these “special” days, please call the office prior to the day of special CASA. Child care for teacher work days and conference days are available at a per diem rate of $50.00 per child, per day.
All day CASA for regularly 1 and 3 day contracted students is $50.00 per child, per day on days when school is closed for conferences or professional development. Students enrolled in the 5 day all inclusive CASA program receive coverage for all teacher workdays, conference days and some holidays at no extra charge.
Late Pick-ups/Early Arrivals
Children must be picked up from school or CASA at designated times. If you realize that you will be late picking up your child, you must call the office in advance. Drop-in CASA may be available to extend your pick-up time. Children picked up after scheduled dismissal will be billed at a rate of $10.00 per every 15 minutes late.